Say Cheese!

Solitude Soledad, CA

In the late 1800s, the Soledad Train Depot was the last stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad in the Salinas Valley. Prior to agriculture dominating the landscape, the dairy industry filled the need for a growing demand for fresh milk and cheese.

David Jack, early Californian businessman, produced a mild, white cheese which he sold commercially. It came to be known as Jack’s Cheese, and now is most commonly referred to as Monterey Jack.

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